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About Body Mapping in Acupuncture

There are many types of acupuncture that have been developed over the millennia. This style was originally based on an old family tradition from Shan Dong Province in China. Cole has taken the principles of this tradition and gained much experience treating many patients and their conditions. He has developed a unique set of relationships between different parts of the body. These relationships are the reason that the Body Mapping technique works so well.

This technique is especially good at treating pain and musculoskeletal conditions. Many times the treatments have an immediate and dramatic result which last from a few days to many weeks or more. The number of treatments and frequency are variable from one patient and condition to another. Though the more frequent the treatments, the quicker the condition will resolve. Cole is currently teaching seminars around the world and writing a book explaining this effective technique.

The specifics of this technique are based on channel theory and imagery to locate the points.  This basic understanding is taken a step further to the anatomical relationships on the opposite side of the body.  This correspondence of various tissues of the body is highly effective in the treatment of stagnation resulting in the symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling, swelling, lack of circulation, and skin sensitivity.  When this stagnation is released, the symptoms start to resolve immediately.

Some of the related tissues are as follows:

  • skin treats skin
  • bone treats bone
  • muscle treats muscle
  • tendon treats tendon

This essentially means that when there is a skin condition, we look for the related area by channel and image, then needle that area, but only to the skin level.  If we needled to the bone level, the effectiveness would be less.

There are many different images that are used, and they are all available all the time.  We usually look for landmarks to delineate the image location, size and shape.  If we mapped the head onto the arm for example, the eye level may end up at the elbow.  But if we mapped the head to the hand, the eye level may end up at the base of the fingers.

For more information, contact us for our book or to come to a seminar.  We hope you find this as interesting to read as it is to teach!

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